British politician and former Member of European Parliament (MEP), Glenys Kinnock, has passed away. Her death was announced by her family in a an emotional statement. The cause of death of Glenys Kinnock is Alzheimer. She was 79. In today’s article, we’ll also take a look at the net worth of the politician.
Kinnock represented the people of Wales in the European Parliament from 1994 to 2009. She also served her country as it Minister of State for Africa and United Nations from 2009 to 2010. She belonged to the Labour Party.
In a statement announcing the death of Glenys Kinnock, the family indicated that the veteran politician died peacefully at home, surrounded by her husband, Neil Kinnock, who is a former Labor Party leader.
“It is with the deepest sorrow that we announce the death of Glenys Kinnock,” the family announced.
The statement continued that Kinnock’s death occurred “peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of Sunday morning, at home in London.”
“She was the beloved wife and life partner of Neil, the cherished mother of Steve and Rachel and an adored grandmother.
“Neil was with her in her final moments. They had been married for 56 years.
“A proud democratic socialist, she campaigned, in Britain and internationally, for justice and against poverty all her life.”
Glenys was born on July 7, 1944, in Roade, Northamptonshire, England. She however passed away in her family home in London.
Glenys Kinnock cause of death
The family revealed in their statement that the politician’s cause of death is Alzheimer, a progressive brain disorder that slowly but surely destroys memory, thinking skills, and eventually, the ability to carry out daily tasks.
According to the family, the politician was diagnosed with the disease some six years ago.
Kinnock “endured Alzheimer’s after being diagnosed in 2017 and, as long as she could, sustained her merriment and endless capacity for love, never complaining and with the innate courage with which she had confronted every challenge throughout her life,” Kinnock’s bereaved family revealed.
Glenys Kinnock net worth
Glenys Kinnock had a net worth that is estimated to be between £500,000 to £3 million, according to sources. The politician occupied government positions that come with lucrative salaries and benefits. Also, she made little investments and got returns on them.